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Robert Farrar Capon on “Sex” vs. Sexuality

The recent conversation about complementarianism and its relevance for “all of life,” reminded me of this great section from Robert Farrar Capon’s┬áBed and Board. I will have to leave readers to make their own connections, as I only have time to pass along the quote: Do you know why [sex] is ugly? Because it is […]

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Horst Hutter on Our Politics of Friendship

What is a friend worth? The Preacher taught us long ago: Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falls; for he has not another to help him up. […]

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Japan’s Virtual Love

Here’s at least one reason that Japanese men don’t feel the need to get real girlfriends. This is not a different explanation from the one we posted on yesterday, but rather an offshoot from it. If Japan’s society makes marriage and relationships both difficult and superfluous, then of course something like a virtual substitute will […]

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Modernity as Sexlessness

The Guardian has a downright amazing even if uncomfortable article on the disappearance of sex in Japan. Several explanations are given for why younger people are choosing to remain single, but a few center around the current social economy. Some argue that the modern world makes sex and, particularly, meaningful personal relationships, just too difficult: […]

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Meditations On Purity

TCI contributor Alastair Roberts has characteristically nuanced reflections about the wave of articles criticizing a Christian “purity ethic”. From his post: Further, as we have not attained to the full level of maturity in Christ, the form of Christian ethic has not yet been internalized, which means that it can still come to us as […]